Posted Jul 17th 2012 1:33PM
For us good tax paying citizens how thieves make off with our car is a huge mystery to us. We can't even get into a car with an open window and a coat hanger let alone hack into one and drive away. Today things are very different, and let's just say it ain't like the movies where you just reach under the dash and touch two wires together. Modern technology is actually making cars ironically easy to steal and this video will show you how it all goes down.
Here we see a BMW 1-Series M Coupe sitting in a dark lot in plain view of the security camera. A group of three hooded thieves surround it and begin the process of stealing the car with SWAT team-like precision. First the thugs hit the security camera with laser pointers to damage the sensor and mess up the images sent to the security desk. Then the window is broken with some sort of ceramic tool so as to not trip the cars ultrasonic alarm sensor. The bandits also use an RF jammer so that the owner can't use the remote for the vehicle while they crack the ECU. A key programmer is then connected to the OBDII port to program a blank key for the car using tools widely available on the internet!
From there, they simply start the car and drive away. Seems across the pond there are more slack rules so that dealer-alternative garages can work on new cars too. Well that open portal has been directly attributed to 300 BMW thefts this year. But that isn't the only method did you know that every car with a remote starter on board actually has a working key hidden under the dash to access the ignition circuit?
Click past the jump to see how the thieves made off with this ultra-rare 1-series in under 3-minutes!